West Channel Pile Light

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West Channel Pile Light
West Channel Pile Light closeup.jpg
West Channel Pile Light, first half of the 20th century
West Channel Pile Light is located in Victoria
West Channel Pile Light
Location Port Phillip
Coordinates 38°11′34″S 144°45′23″E / 38.19278°S 144.75639°E / -38.19278; 144.75639Coordinates: 38°11′34″S 144°45′23″E / 38.19278°S 144.75639°E / -38.19278; 144.75639
Year first constructed 1881
Year first lit 1881
Foundation wooden piles
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape 1-story octagonal prism keeper's quarter with balcony around and lantern on the roof
Markings / pattern white lighthouse
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 11 metres (36 ft)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Fl WR 6s.
Admiralty number K2232
Heritage Victorian Heritage Register

The West Channel Pile Light is an active two-storey octagonal lighthouse in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia. It was built in 1881, replacing a lightship installed in 1854, to mark the north-east end of the West Sand. The site is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register.[1]

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  1. ^ "West Channel Pile Light, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H1518". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2011-03-27.